Talk about Dracula, his origins and history, comes to York

Internationally recognized for her expertise on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, Elizabeth Miller will discuss the writing of the novel and its author Monday.

“Bram Stoker and the Writing of Dracula”, presented by York’s Department of English, will take place Jan. 11, from 10:30am to 12:30pm, in 121 Chemistry Building, Keele campus.

Right: Elizabeth Miller

Miller is well versed in the origins of Dracula in folklore, literature and history, as well as its influence on 20th- and 21st-century culture. She has lectured on the subject throughout Canada, including presentations for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and CBC-TV’s “Opening Night”, as well as in the United States, England, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Romania.

In addition to participating in several television documentaries on both sides of the Atlantic, Miller has been interviewed by major media, including the BBC, ABC’s “20/20”, CBC, The Guardian, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, The Globe and Mail, the Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Her publications on Dracula span dozens of articles and several books, including Bram Stoker’s Dracula: A Documentary Journey into Vampire Country and the Dracula Phenomenon (Pegasus, 2009), A Dracula Handbook (Xlibris, 2005), Dracula: Sense & Nonsense (Desert Island Books, 2000; rev. 2006), Dracula: The Shade and the Shadow (Desert Island Books, 1998) and Reflections on Dracula (Transylvania Press, 1997).

Miller taught in the Department of English at Memorial University for about 30 years. In addition, she received the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1991, and was named baroness of the House of Dracula by the Transylvanian Society of Dracula in Romania in 1995 and daughter of the town of Aref in Romania five years later.

Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.